Author: Cat Dixon

The Mother’s Image

Issue 2 | Winter 2018 |

  After Anne Sexton I am 38 this February. You are tall, in your 11th year. In the dresser mirror, we pose like mannequins, our plastic smiles carry the hidden fear. With sheer force, we peer and grin, speak with blinks and nods—know that this too shall pass. You’ll fly. I’ll go low—too low. Three …